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"Luigi Cattaneo" Anatomical Wax Collection


During the 18th and 19th centuries, medical scientists began to shift their attention from the study of human anatomy to that of pathology, in order to understand the cause and development of certain anomalies. They used wax to make models of the cases studied. You can see a collection of wax models and preparations which were used to study the human body and its pathologies. Enjoy the precise details of these scientific, historical and artistic treasures.



Via Irnerio, 48 - 40126 Bologna


+39 051 2091556

Scientific Advisor Prof.ssa Luisa Leonardi

Opening hours

Following the last measures of our government in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, all our Museums and Collections are closed, except for the Botanic Garden and Herbarium. 

All activities and events are suspended. We look forward to welcoming visitors back as soon as it is safe to do so.


Free admission

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